Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 601 622 565
Rank change year-on-year +21 -57 -43
Contract jobs citing IPsec 318 280 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.00% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 166 223
UK median daily rate £426 £398 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% -9.66% +1.15%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £306
90th Percentile £575 £538 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £415
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.64% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
UK median hourly rate £44.46 £44.60 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -3.05% +7.60%
10th Percentile £42.01 £37.90 £29.92
90th Percentile £47.34 £49.01 £48.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £44.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -0.10% -3.26% -3.83%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,612 13,973 15,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 13.53% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,222 8,590 9,419
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 712 790
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £18.56 £24.40
% change year-on-year -2.72% -23.92% +19.02%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 305 £425 +6.25% 56
UK excluding London +4 171 £425 +13.33% 43
London +40 139 £438 +4.17% 18
South East +3 69 £440 +3.53% 15
North of England +29 46 £438 +8.02% 11
Yorkshire +15 25 £418 - 4
East of England +4 21 £500 +35.59% 5
North West -3 21 £515 +27.04% 6
South West -39 18 £373 -8.87% 5
Midlands -30 13 £415 +44.35% 2
West Midlands -23 7 £415 +0.61% 2
East Midlands -12 6 £400 +42.86%
Northern Ireland - 3 £425 - 2
Wales -20 2 £325 -7.14% 2
Scotland -21 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 176 (55.35%) Cisco
2 172 (54.09%) Firewall
3 162 (50.94%) TCP/IP
4 159 (50.00%) VPN
5 154 (48.43%) SSL
6 138 (43.40%) DNS
7 122 (38.36%) DHCP
8 116 (36.48%) Linux
9 114 (35.85%) WAN
10 109 (34.28%) Wireless
10 109 (34.28%) Cisco Certification
11 107 (33.65%) BGP
12 106 (33.33%) OSPF
13 102 (32.08%) LAN
14 97 (30.50%) Microsoft
15 96 (30.19%) HTTP
16 95 (29.87%) VMware
17 93 (29.25%) FTP
17 93 (29.25%) Cisco ASA
18 87 (27.36%) DevOps
19 83 (26.10%) CCNP
20 78 (24.53%) Configuration Management
20 78 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
21 77 (24.21%) Jenkins
22 76 (23.90%) Java
23 75 (23.58%) Puppet
23 75 (23.58%) Data Centre
24 71 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
25 70 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
26 67 (21.07%) Open Source

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (17.61%) Apache
2 54 (16.98%) IIS
2 54 (16.98%) nginx
3 46 (14.47%) Jetty
3 46 (14.47%) Mongrel
3 46 (14.47%) Tomcat
3 46 (14.47%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.26%) Confluence
7 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.29%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (17.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 48 (15.09%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (14.47%) Google App Engine
5 39 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (3.77%) Office 365
8 7 (2.20%) IaaS
9 6 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.57%) SaaS
11 3 (0.94%) PaaS
11 3 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.63%) GitHub
12 2 (0.63%) Route 53
13 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 172 (54.09%) Firewall
2 162 (50.94%) TCP/IP
3 159 (50.00%) VPN
4 154 (48.43%) SSL
5 138 (43.40%) DNS
6 122 (38.36%) DHCP
7 114 (35.85%) WAN
8 109 (34.28%) Wireless
9 107 (33.65%) BGP
10 106 (33.33%) OSPF
11 102 (32.08%) LAN
12 96 (30.19%) HTTP
13 93 (29.25%) Cisco ASA
13 93 (29.25%) FTP
14 66 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 55 (17.30%) MPLS
16 54 (16.98%) VoIP
17 49 (15.41%) Network Security
18 47 (14.78%) EIGRP
19 41 (12.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.81%) MySQL
2 27 (8.49%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.60%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.60%) RDBMS
3 21 (6.60%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.46%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.94%) MariaDB
5 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 77 (24.21%) Jenkins
2 65 (20.44%) Travis CI
3 7 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.26%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.26%) JIRA
5 3 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.31%) GitLab
7 1 (0.31%) Hudson
7 1 (0.31%) JMeter
7 1 (0.31%) Maven
7 1 (0.31%) RStudio
7 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (7.86%) Finance
2 21 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.20%) Banking
5 6 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.94%) Electronics
6 3 (0.94%) Law
6 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Avionics
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (35.22%) Network Engineer
2 57 (17.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (8.81%) Security Engineer
4 24 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (7.23%) Architect
6 22 (6.92%) Consultant
7 21 (6.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (5.35%) Network Consultant
9 17 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (3.14%) Analyst
10 10 (3.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 9 (2.83%) Network Architect
11 9 (2.83%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.52%) Network Support
12 8 (2.52%) Senior Security Engineer
12 8 (2.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.67%) .NET
2 46 (14.47%) Servlets
3 44 (13.84%) J2EE
4 35 (11.01%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.52%) CSS
6 7 (2.20%) JSON
7 6 (1.89%) OAuth
8 5 (1.57%) SAML
8 5 (1.57%) Web Services
9 4 (1.26%) LAMP
9 4 (1.26%) XML
10 3 (0.94%) OpenID
10 3 (0.94%) Universal Windows Platform
11 2 (0.63%) HTML
11 2 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.63%) POSIX
11 2 (0.63%) REST
12 1 (0.31%) Node.js
12 1 (0.31%) SOAP
12 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.58%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.12%) PKI
3 17 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.57%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (0.94%) Clustering
7 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.94%) NHS
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.31%) LIMS
9 1 (0.31%) Replication
9 1 (0.31%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 116 (36.48%) Linux
2 67 (21.07%) Windows
3 22 (6.92%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.29%) Unix
5 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.52%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.20%) SUSE
9 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.26%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.94%) CentOS
13 2 (0.63%) Android
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.63%) Fedora
14 1 (0.31%) HPUX
14 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (27.36%) DevOps
2 78 (24.53%) Configuration Management
3 71 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (21.07%) Open Source
5 37 (11.64%) Test Automation
6 35 (11.01%) Change Management
7 33 (10.38%) ITIL
7 33 (10.38%) Network Management
8 29 (9.12%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (8.81%) Migration
10 26 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (7.86%) Load Balancing
11 25 (7.86%) Microservices
12 22 (6.92%) Target Operating Model
12 22 (6.92%) Thought Leadership
13 19 (5.97%) OO
13 19 (5.97%) OOP
14 17 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (5.35%) Network Design
15 16 (5.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.90%) Java
2 23 (7.23%) Python
3 12 (3.77%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.83%) C
4 9 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.52%) Perl
6 7 (2.20%) C++
7 6 (1.89%) Go
8 5 (1.57%) Ruby
9 4 (1.26%) C#
9 4 (1.26%) Tcl
10 3 (0.94%) Rust
10 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) Lisp
12 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (34.28%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (26.10%) CCNP
3 65 (20.44%) Security Cleared
4 50 (15.72%) CCNA
5 47 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 22 (6.92%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.35%) CCIE
8 15 (4.72%) Degree
9 12 (3.77%) CCSA
9 12 (3.77%) HP MASE
10 11 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (2.83%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 7 (2.20%) CCSE
12 7 (2.20%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.57%) CCDP
13 5 (1.57%) CCSP
13 5 (1.57%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.26%) CCIP
14 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.20%) QA
3 6 (1.89%) SLA
4 4 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.31%) GAMP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.31%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (14.47%) Xen
3 44 (13.84%) Active Directory
4 19 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (4.72%) vSphere
6 14 (4.40%) Docker
7 12 (3.77%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.26%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.63%) Btrfs
11 2 (0.63%) iptables
11 2 (0.63%) vCloud
11 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.31%) IAG
12 1 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 75 (23.58%) Puppet
2 37 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (8.81%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (6.60%) Nagios
5 20 (6.29%) Ansible
6 12 (3.77%) Cacti
6 12 (3.77%) Terraform
7 10 (3.14%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.52%) FortiGate
9 6 (1.89%) Salt
10 4 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco CME
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.94%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.94%) SCCM
11 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.63%) Consul
12 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 176 (55.35%) Cisco
2 97 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 95 (29.87%) VMware
4 65 (20.44%) SolarWinds
5 59 (18.55%) Palo Alto
6 58 (18.24%) CheckPoint
7 57 (17.92%) Juniper
8 56 (17.61%) Google
9 40 (12.58%) Aruba
9 40 (12.58%) F5
10 38 (11.95%) HP
11 28 (8.81%) Fortinet
12 17 (5.35%) Brocade
12 17 (5.35%) Meraki
13 15 (4.72%) Forcepoint
14 14 (4.40%) Red Hat
15 13 (4.09%) Citrix
16 12 (3.77%) NetApp
16 12 (3.77%) Riverbed
17 8 (2.52%) Infoblox